How to Remove Coffee Stains

How to Remove Coffee Stains

Coffee is great! But coffee stains? Nowhere close, huh? You can get rid of coffee stains on carpets, clothes, or even teeth in a jiffy. Follow the instructions in this article and wash away your coffee stain woes.
Since it involves expensive materials like clothes and carpets, and vital organs like teeth, coffee stain removal off these objects needs to be done with utmost care, patience, and efficiency. Failure to do so could lead to permanent damage of the things involved. Follow these simple tips to prevent such mishaps.

Carpet
Removal of carpet stains is necessary, otherwise the stain can spoil the beauty of your expensive carpet (duh!).
  • Using a carpet stain remover is the best way to remove coffee stains from the carpet. Follow the instructions mentioned on the pack and get going.
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water and apply the mixture on the stain. It works wonders!
  • Enzyme digester can also be used to remove tough coffee stains.
  • Adopting the blotting method for coffee spills that haven't dried for some time can prove beneficial.
Clothes
The sooner you get rid of coffee stains off your clothes, the better it would be. Because if the stains remain on the garment for a longer period, they might turn into permanent blotches, which are extremely hard to get rid of.
  • Over the stained area of your cloth, pour the commercial stain remover and wait for a few minutes. Launder the cloth immediately and get rid of the coffee stains!
  • Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to a quart of cold water. Wet a sponge in this solution and wipe the stain with it.
  • In a bowl, take some egg yolks and add a few drops of alcohol and water to it. Use a sponge to apply the mixture over the stain for instant removal.
  • Sprinkling baking soda on wet clothes that have been stained due to coffee, reduces the intensity of the stain and can easily be gotten rid of using detergent soaps.
  • Even milk can be used to remove coffee stains off clothes.
Teeth
Drinking a lot of coffee can cause coffee stains on the teeth. These tips tell you how to make your teeth coffee-stain-free.
  • Do it the natural way, try rubbing your teeth regularly with the backside of an orange peel. This gives good results in a short period of time.
  • Brushing your teeth with sodium bicarbonate powder, at least twice a week, also works.
  • Adding hydrogen peroxide gel to sodium bicarbonate powder and rubbing this mixture over coffee stains on your teeth is another way to get rid of the stains.
  • One of the best ways to remove coffee stains is to use neem leaves, which help you whiten your teeth. You just need to simply rub the leaves over the teeth regularly and wait for the effect to show.
  • Lastly, if all the above mentioned methods fail, it is advised that you go to a dentist and get your teeth whitened.
Cotton and Wool Fabrics
Coffee is one of those beverages, that can easily spoil cotton and wool fabrics. In situations like these, you need to act faster! Pour some clear carbonated beverages like sprite and 7up (if they are readily available) over the stain for instant riddance. Even hydrogen peroxide would do the job. Sponge the item with a clean white cloth. With a toothbrush or nailbrush, try to rub the area in circular motion. This should help you remove the stain instantaneously.

Stainless Steel
Use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to get rid of stains off stainless steel. Mix about ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide and 2-3 tbsp of baking soda. Just pour this solution/paste in the flask and stir it vigorously. Let the mixture remain in the flask for about 30 minutes. Then rinse it with hot water. You may need to repeat the process a couple of times.

Coffee Mugs
Take a few cubes of ice, two-three lemon slices, and some salt. Now, put your stained coffee pot in the basin and use this mixture to clean the coffee stain.

Stubborn stains can be extremely difficult to get rid of, but the recipes mentioned above should help you do the trick.
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